Gov. Rick Scott Thanks CDC for 950 Zika Antibody Tests

On February 9, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

State Waiting for CDC Conference Call with Hospital Workers SARASOTA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent 950 Zika antibody tests to Florida. The antibody tests allow individuals, especially pregnant women and new mothers, to see if they ever had the Zika virus. Last week, […]

Gov. Scott Announces NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Selects Miami-Dade County as Location for New Global Headquarters

On February 9, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Project Will Create 150 New Jobs MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ plans to build its new global headquarters in Miami-Dade County. NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast will create 150 new jobs for Florida families and invest more than $250 million in the construction of the division’s new global […]

Governor Scott Announces Ohio Business to Relocate National HQ to Tampa

On February 8, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Cohesion, an information technology consulting firm, recently relocated its national headquarters from Cincinnati, Ohio to Tampa Bay. Cohesion will create up to 100 new Florida jobs and generate $350,000 in capital investment. Governor Scott said, “It is exciting that Cohesion chose Florida to move their national […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Job Demand Higher than U.S. in January

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine. Job demand in Florida increased by 1,924 openings in January to a total of 287,651. This is an increase of 0.7 percent, while national growth only […]

Governor Scott Appoints Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court. Militello, 51, of Ocala, has been a solo practitioner since 2009. He previously practiced at Militello & Militello, P.A. from 2001 to 2009 and Carney & Militello, P.A from 1997 to 2001. Militello began his legal career […]

Governor Scott Appoints Gina Beovides to the Miami-Dade County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gina Beovides to the Miami-Dade County Court. Beovides, 34, of Miami, has served as the Senior Staff Attorney at Dade Legal Aid since 2006. She has been a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer since 2011. She began her legal career as an attorney with […]

Governor Scott Appoints Ernest Kollra and Alberto Ribas, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Ernest Kollra and Alberto Ribas, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court. Kollra, 62, of Plantation, has practiced with Ernest A. Kollra, P.A. since 1986. He was previously a partner with Wagner & Kollra, P.A. from 1984-1986. He began his legal career as an […]

Governor Scott Appoints Devin S. George to the Lee County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Devin S. George to the Lee County Court. George, 36, of North Fort Myers, has served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Court since 2006. She is a member of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. George received her bachelor’s and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Geoffrey Gentile and Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Geoffrey Gentile and Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court. Gentile, 52, of Cape Coral, is a partner with Boyle, Gentile & Leonard. He previously practiced at Fowler White Boggs, Banker, P.A. Gentile was the In-House Trial Counsel at State Farm […]

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Harvey L. Jay, III and Allen Winsor to the First District Court of Appeal

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of the Honorable Harvey L. Jay, III and Allen Winsor to the First District Court of Appeal. Jay, 53, of Jacksonville, has served as a Fourth Judicial Circuit Court judge since 2012. He was previously a partner with Saalfield Shad from 1991-2012. Harvey began his […]